Diamonds the wife here. I'd like to thank all of you who have sent us good info, especially Bill 88 who told me that he has heard that" others have recommended our Dr " as well as his other suggestions. By the way, a good Philly" How YOU doin?"
There are many of you who came to our recue with kindness May God Bless You. Am I allowed to say that? We were and I am sure others feel like" babes lost in the wood". Did I just say wood?
My husband is doing well with continency and others things have been starting to look up. No pun intended. I heard from the Dr. that sometimes you get good nerve responses at first and then things quiet down for awhile and hopefully start to bounce back
ANYWHO, I have a question in regards to his patholgy report. Everything came back that the PC was contained except for 1 + posterier apica margin.
The DR. said something to the effect that it is not a true positive margin but that there is some microsc. tearing . Also, he indicated that during surgery, when going around the prostate, he first cut too narrow and into the capsule but then cut wider so as to cut around the outside of the prostate
I did some reading from a study that indicated that 1 + apica margin does not increase his chances of a recurrence if all other surgical pathology iindicates the pc was kept i the capsule. ( ie neg sem ves, lymph nodes, perineural,etc.)
One other thing.. his Gleason was upgraded to 3+4 from 3+3. How much different are the two in terms of the chances of recurrence and how different is it from 4+3 in terms of the same ?
Does anyone have any information in regards to this. Thank you, again